Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. Today’s top players don’t have to worry about working a side gig in the offseason. Nine-figure contracts, once unheard of, are now the norm for the biggest baseball stars. Some of the largest contracts are spread out over a dozen years or more.
Here are the top 10 largest baseball contracts in history.
|Rank||Name||Organization||Length of contract||Contract value|
|1.||Mike Trout||Los Angeles Angels||12 years (2019-2030)||$426,500,000|
|2.||Mookie Betts||Los Angeles Dodgers||12 years (2021-2032)||$365,000,000|
|3.||Aaron Judge||New York Yankees||9 years (2023-2031)||$360,000,000|
|4.||Francisco Lindor||New York Mets||10 years (2022-2031)||$341,000,000|
|5.||Fernando Tatís Jr.||San Diego Padres||14 years (2021-2034)||$340,000,000|
|6.||Bryce Harper||Philadelphia Phillies||13 years (2019-2031)||$330,000,000|
|7.||Giancarlo Stanton||Miami Marlins||13 years (2015-2027)||$325,000,000|
|8.||Corey Seager||Texas Rangers||10 years (2022-2031)||$325,000,000|
|9.||Gerrit Cole||New York Yankees||9 years (2020-2028)||$324,000,000|
|10.||Manny Machado||San Diego Padres||10 years (2019-2028)||$300,000,000|
|Trea Turner||Philadelphia Phillies||11 years (2023-2033)||$300,000,000|